A Cure for Sure

What of laughter?
Is it that elixir that we all seek?
Does it make things better?
When it lifts the tear-soaked cheek,

Does it keep us somehow warm?
When the world plays mean and rough,
Will give us the courage?
To call life’s bitter bluff,

Will it give a spark to life?
When we’re getting old and gray,
Does it give us any hope at all?
When the hound of hell begins to bay,

And can it keep a heart from breaking?
When the love of life is gone,
And give us strength to take a step?
And face the breaking of the dawn,

Yes, it does all of this and much more
If we can only muster up a grin,
Then finish with a belly laugh
And dare to live again

©2018 by William Pierce